WHITESNAKE have announced the addition of bassist Uriah Duffy to the group's ranks.
This young up-and-coming bassist has established himself as one of the few top-choice working musicians in all of the California Bay Area, having previously played with CARMINE APPICE/PAT TRAVERS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, and CHRIS CATENA, among others.
Uriah grew up on the East Coast listening to classic rock 'n' roll and playing in rock bands. "Check out both me and my brother's names; Uriah and Yes (of MTV's 'Road Rules' fame)!" he said. "Talk about hippie parents! I played nothing but RUSH tunes on my record player from 1985 to 1991, rarely listening to anything else. I wanted to be the baddest fusion cat ever, and found further influence in BÉLA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES and the CHICK COREA ELEKTRIC BAND. In school, however, I learned how to play in classical, theater and most importantly, jazz settings."
For more information on Duffy, visit UriahDuffy.com.
Uriah joins WHITESNAKE as the replacement for Marco Mendoza, who left the group earlier in the year to pursue "other musical avenues," according to an official statement.
Mendoza recently completed a U.S. tour with SOUL SIRKUS, which also features Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums.
A complete listing of currently confirmed WHITESNAKE tour dates can be found at Whitesnake.com.